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When looking for things to do it’s a bonus having attractions near to where you’re staying. We highly recommend adding Appleby Castle to your itinerary this year. It’s one of the most historic, scenic and beautiful castles not just in Cumbria but the whole of the UK.
Let’s find out more…
Sitting next to the tranquil River Eden in the beautiful Eden Valley at the edge of the Lake District is the majestic Appleby Castle. Owned by the Kings of England and Scotland, Appleby was second only to York in medieval England and cherishes one of the few intact Norman Keeps in the United Kingdom.
Whether you’re looking for that perfect wedding venue, a place to dine or celebrate a birthday or private function, Appleby Castle is more than just a visitor attraction, it’s a multi-purpose venue set in the most beautiful surroundings of Cumbria.
The Castle is a peaceful retreat with several family events throughout the year such as the Astral Circus, a masked ball, paranormal weekends and a Christmas banquet with Victoiran carol singers. A highlight is the Appleby Carnival which is an old English town carnival with traditional events such as egg and spoon races and wrestling, culminating in an evening party with a band. It’s really an attraction that is full of great surprises to keep its visitors entertained from start to finish.
Appleby Castle is one of only a few Norman Castles in the UK that provides accommodation for overnight guests. With stunning architecture and amazing views you wont be looking at Appleby Castle behind red ropes, you will get to experience living there. Relax by the fire in the Great Hall or in the Old Chapel as you unwind.
There are 12 bedrooms in the castle and each one of them is different and unique.
The State Bedroom is a fine relic from medieval England. Situated in the North East Tower, looking across the Castle Park to the River Eden and the Pennines, it features two 16th century four poster beds with all walls hung with 16th century tapestries. It is a fine example of how the very wealthy decorated their rooms before the advent of wall paper and very few rooms like it exist in the country today. But modern comfort is also provided – there is an en suite bathroom!
There are also three self contained holiday cottages located in the inner bailey next to the Norman Keep, each equipped with wrap around sofas, log burners, kitchens, dining tables and television. The two adjoining cottages can sleep 6 people and the other cottage four.
There is free wifi throughout the castle.
A Dining Experience that you will remember.
Dine by candle light in the 15th century dining room redecorated with oak panelling in the late 17th century. Our chef has over thirty years experience cooking at various locations throughout the world.
Our food is exquisite and our selection of wines superb with something for everyones pallet.
For many, the highlight of this memorable castle is the elegant dining experience in unsurpassed ambient surrounds with fantastic food on offer.
Private dining rooms are available. Enjoy a luxurious 5 course meal in a 17th century oak panelled room with a bottle of champagne. Private Dining is proving very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.
To make a reservation call 017683 30318 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guided Tour of the Castle.
At 10.30am each morning after breakfast you will get to meet are tour guide and explore the nuances of this castle which is nearly 1000 years old. The owners of the castle have all played significant roles throughout the history of England and the tour is not be missed.
A castle filled with activity nearby
The beautiful scenery of Cumbria is just part of the allure here. Appleby Castle is on the edge of the beautiful English Lake Disitric with a vast array of activities on offer nearby.
With some of the best walking in the UK (See High Cup Nick) Appleby Castle is the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation.
For keen golfers, Appleby Golf Course is over 100 years old with superb greens, often referred to as the Sunningdale of the North of England.
Other activities include fishing, horse riding falconry displays and much more, or for the more adventurous quad biking, paint-balling, gill scrambling or hot air ballooning.
Appleby Castle is a place to be discovered. Take time out and visit this splendid attraction this year and create memories that last.